UKTC Archive

RE: Back to Summer Limb Drop

Subject: RE: Back to Summer Limb Drop
From: Dominic Scanlon
Date: Aug 15 2006 07:42:59
Acer wrote:

<I was talking to a London Tree Officer the other day, and he was
saying very much the same thing, and it was having a significant
impact on his budget.>

I have seen several branches that failed due in part to included forks - no
wind just dropped off.  So the question is - how much do the factors
involved in SBD affect limbs like these.  Do we see a failure like this and
say - "included, weak fork" but dismiss the possibility of a combination of
factors?  Are structurally weak forks more susceptible to failure in hot dry
weather?  

Dom 





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